I love golden autumn days which is probably why we chose September as the month to get married and, to celebrate our anniversary this year, we had a day out on the Sussex Downs.
We had a picnic near Firle Beacon and then went for a very breezy walk where Molly enjoyed many a roll in the lush fields! Then hubby and I enjoyed ice-creams in the village. Firle is one of the loveliest villages I’ve ever seen and could well be a contender for Miss Read’s Fairacre with its pretty cottages and gardens bursting with vegetables.
We also visited St Peter’s Church where there was a very impressive Elizabethan tomb lit up by a stunning modern stained-glass window.
It was then on to the Seven Sisters where we walked to the cottage used in the film Atonement.
The hedgerows were dripping with bright berries which was a sad reminder that summer is over but also a reason to celebrate because autumn is my favourite season.
We also had a trip to the Luton Hoo estate open day. The estate has been used in innumerable films from Charles Dickens’ adaptations to Gosford Park. We went along to visit the A&K Wilson exhibition and also had a walk around the six-acre walled garden. Here I am beside the most impressive window frame.
Counting down to publication day now! A Weekend with Mr Darcy is already available online and my husband has even seen it in Waterstones! Exciting times!